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#FeesMustFall: Developments in South African Fees Struggles

by Dylan Barry, a post-graduate physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of … Continue reading

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South Africa: Watching accountability in action

This blog is written by Dr Remy C Nnadozie, Director: Institutional Planning, Rhodes University, and the author of a case study on accountability and education in South Africa commissioned for the 2017/8 GEM Report. The blog is part of a series showing that accountability in education … Continue reading

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South African inquiry finds free university education is not viable

The long-awaited report by the South African Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training, released by President Jacob Zuma on Monday, has concluded that it is not feasible for South Africa to abolish fees for higher education. This inquiry … Continue reading

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Inclusive higher education in South Africa: not just a policy project but also an ‘ethical project’

By Professor Ruksana Osman, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa As the recent GEM Report paper showed, equitable and affordable higher education remains elusive to the majority of students from working class … Continue reading

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For Africa to achieve inclusive growth, it will need to learn how to get there

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is taking place in Durban, South Africa this week under the theme ‘Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership’.  The current prosperity enjoyed by pockets of people around the world – Africa included … Continue reading

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#FeesMustFall: South Africa’s Ongoing Higher Education Crisis

By Dylan Barry, a post-grad physics student at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dylan headed up the #FeesMustFall News Media task team in 2015, and the #FeesMustFall Economic Research task team in 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand. On … Continue reading

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A racist education

By Kassiani Lythrangomitis I was born in a racist country, with a racist president, and racist laws. My neighbour was a racist. I went to a racist school that did not allow black children to learn in the same space … Continue reading

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